Outdoor Services

The River New Ken
Sundays at 10 AM
Join us for outdoor worship services at The River New Kensington starting Sunday, June 28 at 10AM. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket for your and your family to set up in the yard and worship with us. There will be plenty of space on the lawn if you would like to bring a pop-up canopy to sit under. We also have a large canopy set up in front of the church steps to provide shade. 

These are the guidelines we request you to honor at The River on Sundays

  • Bring chairs or blankets for you and your family to set up in the lawn or under the tent. We will not have chairs set up ahead of time.
  • Greeters will be positioned at both sidewalks in front of the church. Stop there for bottled water and bulletin packet. Bulletin will contain sermon notes and worship lyrics. Please take all empty water bottles and handouts with you when you leave.
  • Observe social distancing; leave enough space between you and those around you. Please do not mix or mingle with groups outside of your family.
  • The church building will not be open except for restroom use. Please do not gather or socialize under the covered porch at church entrance unless you are waiting to use the restroom.
  • Bathroom use will be limited to 2 people at a time unless a parent/guardian is accompanying a child. (remove volunteer sentence)
  • Masks will be available with the greeters for you if needed. 

Please keep in mind that everyone is at a different level of comfort regarding being around others at this current time. Please respect their space when we gather together.

The River Franklin Park
Sundays at 11 AM
Join us for Drive-In Church at The River New Franklin Park on Sundays at 11AM. Parking lot will open at 10:30.
Live Music
Live Message
FM Broadcast of service and in Parking lot
Rain or Shine
Social Distance will be maintained
Enjoy in your car or bring a chair to sit next to your car
**Food Drive each week -Bring non-perishable food to be donated to local Food Bank and other ministries to help those in need.
Kids ministry packs will be included for each car with kids and a kids service will be streamed live
There will be limited bathroom facilities available in the building and unless necessary we ask you to not use them. Rest of building will not be accessible and bathrooms will only have one person at a time.
We ask people to refrain from wandering around the parking lot or gathering in groups. We recommend that you bring a mask to wear if you are sitting outside your car. We are excited to see you!
If you have further questions, you can contact our pastor by text, call or e-mail.
Pastor Mark Helsel
Ph: 813-335-6718
E-mail: markhelselmail@yahoo.com

Ongoing Events

Daylight w/ Dean
Every morning at sunrise – Facebook Live
Connect with Lead Pastor Dean Ward every day at sunrise on his personal Facebook page, or catch the replay on The River New Ken’s Facebook page.
Daylight w/ Dean
Mid-Week With Mark
Every Wednesday around noon – Facebook Live
Connect with Franklin Park campus Pastor Mark Helsel every Wednesday around noon on his personal Facebook page, or catch the replay on The River New Ken’s Facebook page.
KidsQuest – The River New Ken
Sundays, 11AM – Facebook Live and YouTube
Join The River New Ken’s children’s ministry director, Mr. Michael Eckert, on Sundays at 11AM for a special children’s lesson on Facebook and our YouTube channel.